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mecwacare: Planning for a new aged care landscape – Part 1

| 20 Nov 2013

Economic, demographic, social and technological changes are set to redefine the aged care landscape. In response to these industry-wide changes, aged care providers will face greater challenges and pressure than ever before. We sat down with Michele Lewis, Chief Executive of mecwacare, who shared how her organisation is responding to these emerging challenges and developing strategies to overcome them.

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ACFI Optimisation: Ensure you receive the right funding entitlements

| 04 Oct 2013

Between 70 and 80 percent of an aged care provider’s revenue is subsidised by the Government, via ACFI. For many aged care providers, this can equate to millions of dollars’ worth of funding each year. It’s essential for all providers to review and optimise their subsidy revenues to ensure they receive the correct amount of funding entitlements.

But how can you ensure that you receive the right ACFI funding entitlements without having to find the extra time, resources and expertise to make it happen? Fortunately, there are a variety of ACFI optimisation tools that help streamline the process.

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Challenges aged care providers face in preparing for eHealth (and tips to overcome them) – Part 2

| 30 Sep 2013

As part of our involvement in the National eHealth Transition Authority’s (NeHTA) aged care software vendor panel, we have collaborated with a group of aged care organisations to implement the software that will allow their facilities to access the national eHealth system.

The journey has inspired us to step back and take a closer look at some of the key challenges faced by these aged care organisations as they prepared to connect their facilities to the eHealth system. In the second part of the post, Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare share more challenges, as well as tips for other aged care providers embarking on the eHealth journey.

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Challenges aged care providers face in preparing for eHealth (and tips to overcome them) – Part 1

| 30 Sep 2013

As part of our involvement in the National eHealth Transition Authority’s (NeHTA) aged care software vendor panel, we have collaborated with a group of aged care organisations to implement the software that will allow their facilities to access the national eHealth system.

The journey has inspired us to step back and take a closer look at some of the key challenges faced by these aged care organisations as they prepared to connect their facilities to the eHealth system. In the first of the posts, Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare each share the challenges, as well as tips for other aged care providers embarking on the eHealth journey.

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 2

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records.

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are some of the first in the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the second part of the interview series, Lynden Aged Care  and mecwacare respond to the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 1

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR).

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are now some of the first organisations from the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing key insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the first part of this interview series, Donwood Community Aged Care answers the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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